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Two more Guinea opposition supporters shot dead

BBC Africa/, Maximilian Kasseh, Jr.

CONAKRY,GUINEA-In Guinea's capital, Conakry, two more opposition supporters have been killed by soldiers, eyewitnesses say.

This brings the number of opposition supporters killed in demonstrations and other political actions to 100 this year.

Both victims were said to have been crossing the street in an opposition stronghold on their way to watch a European Champions League football match.

Their killings come barely 24 hours after Prime Minister Kassory Fofana told the ministers of security and justice to open an inquiry into the deaths of the previous 98 victims.

Last month, Amnesty International criticised the growing violence in the country saying that "protests in Guinea have been marked by appalling violence from all sides, including excessive use of force by the security forces".

Last week, there was a demonstration against the killing of opposition supporters
 

 


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